Head lice

Head lice are tiny insects that live on the human scalp where they feed and breed. They do not carry or transmit disease, however they are the most common cause of head itch and scratching.

Each school should have a Head Lice Management Program and may engage nurses employed by Greater Shepparton City Council to assist in inspection of children’s hair for the presence of head lice or eggs.

Schools should contact Council's Environmental Health department to discuss Head Lice Management Programs.

Further information on the management of head lice can be obtained from the Department of Health website and the Better Health Channel.